God bless science. For years the elusive truffle has been priced so high that a lot of places have totally stopped useing them. Now science has come up with the answer. The answer is sexual. Truffles are male and female. They grow seperate.and sparce. Science now is trying to bring them together(like to mate) so they will produce more and in larger quantities. This may bring the price down, nobody knows. Pigs are no longer used to find them, dogs are . The pig or pork meat brings a premium price and at times in short supply and folks would sooner eat them then use them for hunting. Eggplant is also male and female.